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  • End this nonsense- make them testify under oath!

    12/15/2017 6:28:17 PM PST · by son of terrence · 13 replies
    A new example on Thursday was The New York Times’ statement that a Russian agency “spent $100,000 on [Facebook’s] platform to influence the United States presidential election last year” – when the Times knows that statement is not true. According to Facebook, only 44 percent of that amount appeared before the U.S. presidential election in 2016 (i.e., $44,000) and few of those ads addressed the actual election. And, we know that the Times is aware of the truth because it was acknowledged in a Times article in early October. As part of that article, Times correspondents Mike Isaac and Scott...
  • Mike Tyson: “Hillary Clinton is America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer”

    12/15/2017 9:46:27 AM PST · by ptsal · 31 replies
    The Narrator ^ | 12-13-2017 | Staff
    **money quote**“How many more witnesses do we need to commit suicide by two bullets to the back of the head just before they about to testify against the Clinton’s before we start to say ‘Hey, something here sure smells fishy?'” Mike Tyson is currently testing out his one man live show in Las Vegas called Undisputed Truth 2 to small crowds, since Las Vegas is apparently pretty quiet right now. It doesn’t have anything to do with Tyson, but all to do with that horrendous mass shooting at the Mandalay Bay earlier this year, which has seemingly gone through a...
  • Academics Discover Masculinity

    12/15/2017 7:30:21 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 20 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 15, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Several years ago, a friend of ours, filmmaker Evan Coyne Maloney, attempted to lampoon the iconic field of women's studies by showing up at random campuses, on camera, and asking where he could find the men's studies department. It turns out that Evan may have been ahead of his time. "A few institutions have established centers of masculinity research and counseling," Peter Monaghan reports in the December 15, 2017 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. "Among them are the Center for the Study of Masculinities and Men's Development at Western Illinois University and the Men and Masculinities Center at...
  • Thom Hartmann: Trump's Tweet Slamming Gillibrand is 'Impeachable' Offense

    12/14/2017 9:02:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 14, 2017 | Jack Coleman
    Yeah, good luck with that. The perpetual outrage machine that is the left's pathological loathing for President Trump keeps reaching new lows in absurdity, albeit only on an hourly basis. Plenty of liberals have labeled Trump's tweet slamming Democrat Senator and potential 2020 opponent Kirsten Gillibrand as "sexual harassment." But liberal radio host Thom Hartmann went beyond that and described it -- I'm not making this up -- as grounds for impeachment.Here's Hartmann suggesting this during a conversation with a caller to his show on Tuesday -- Your browser does not support the audio element. HARTMANN: Merlin in Madison, Wisc....
  • New York City Bans Politically Incorrect Sex Therapy

    12/14/2017 6:31:27 PM PST · by TBP · 19 replies
    The Stream ^ | December 14, 2017 | CATHY RUSE
    New York City Council just barred adults from getting the sex therapy they seek — unless it agrees with the personal views of members of the council. The ‘Politically Correct Express’ Earlier this month, councilmembers passed a law banning professional therapists from counseling focused on changing a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. They added a huge exception to the law, however. The exception allowed the therapy as long as it’s aimed at “exploration and development” of a homosexual identity. It was also allowed for changing from sex-at-birth to a transgender identity. In New York City, this train goes only...
  • NY Times Reports Obama Only Told 18 Falsehoods During Entire Presidency

    12/14/2017 12:28:14 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 80 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 12/14/2017 | Alex Griswold
    The Times set out to compare the trustworthiness of Obama compared to President Donald Trump. "In his first 10 months in office, [Trump] has told 103 separate untruths, many of them repeatedly. Obama told 18 over his entire eight-year tenure," the piece reads.
  • States warming up net-neutrality lawsuits

    12/14/2017 12:56:44 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 14, 2017
    State attorneys general are now threatening lawsuits against the federal government's repeal of "net neutrality" rules. New York's attorney general says he'll lead a multistate lawsuit to stop the Federal Communications Commission's rollback of rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet. Democrat Eric Schneiderman has been investigating fake public comments submitted to the FCC during the net neutrality comment process. Schneiderman says his analysis shows 2 million comments stole the identities of real Americans, including dead people and children. The Washington state attorney general has likewise vowed to sue over net neutrality.
  • Pelosi On Calls For Trump To Resign: I Don’t Think He Should Have Been President

    12/14/2017 10:13:56 AM PST · by Cheerio · 50 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    The drama between Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and President Donald Trump has reached absurd heights. First, there was that rather tweet from the president, which was not out of the ordinary. He accused Gillibrand of doing “anything” for campaign contributions. Gillibrand said this was a sexist smear, despite the president using that line on pretty much everyone. This all is part of the ongoing sexual harassment reckoning on the Hill and elsewhere. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) is gone, and Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has signaled his intention to leave…whenever that may be. Gillibrand has called on Trump to resign, as...
  • New York Appeals Court Tosses $4 Million Defamation Suit Against Trump

    12/14/2017 9:37:17 AM PST · by detective · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Dec 2017 | Katherine Rodriguez
    A New York appeals court tossed out a $4 million defamation suit against President Donald Trump from a Republican consultant alleging that the president damaged her career by calling her a “real dummy” on Twitter. The five-judge panel on the Manhattan appeals court, the Appellate Division First Department, ruled that a lower court’s January decision to dismiss Cheri Jacobus’s lawsuit should stand.
  • Eric Trump says Sen. Gillibrand asked for campaign money 'every three days'

    12/14/2017 12:02:14 PM PST · by detective · 24 replies
    Daily News ^ | December 14, 2017 | Christopher Brennan
    President Trump’s son has joined in his father’s criticism of New York Senator. Kirsten Gillibrand, saying that she previously asked for campaign money “every three days.” Eric Trump defended his father on tax reform and the Roy Moore election loss Wednesday, and told WABC’s Rita Cosby that the Democrat had been clamoring for meetings at the Trump Organization.. “I remember Kirsten Gillibrand when she came into this office every three days asking for money, asking for major campaign contributions,” he said. “There is no one who wanted to get into his office more than Kirsten Gillibrand.”
  • Terror Suspects Become Ammunition in War Over Immigration

    12/14/2017 8:15:13 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 12, 2017 | LIZ ROBBINS
    The two terrorist attacks six weeks apart in New York City carried out by two recent immigrants were swiftly contained and the suspects arrested. But the political consequences instantly started reverberating. Akayed Ullah, 27, a green card holder from Bangladesh who is accused of detonating a bomb in a subway tunnel on Monday, came to the United States on what is known as an F43 visa, available to the nieces and nephews of U.S. citizens. Sayfullo Saipov, 29, from Uzbekistan, won his visa in a diversity lottery intended to bring immigrants from underrepresented countries to the United States. The Trump...
  • Academic Search for Male Role Models

    12/14/2017 7:25:28 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 38 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 14, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When academics look for male role models, you never know what they’re going to find. "For one thing, there is not much substantive evidence that male role models are decisive in healthy boys’ development," Michael Kimmel writes in the December 15, 2017 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. "They might be nice to have, but the male role model--the elementary-school teacher, the father, the stern but supportive coach--by himself, as a single variable, doesn’t really have much of an independent effect on a boys development." "And that's why single moms, lesbian moms, female teachers, and female coaches can provide...
  • Republicans reach deal on tax cuts with key farm benefits

    12/13/2017 10:22:59 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 19 replies
    agri-pulse.com ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | Philip Brasher
    Congressional Republicans say they reached agreement on a final tax bill that will provide a new 20-percent deduction for pass-through income from farms and small businesses. The agreement, which the House and Senate are expected to take up early next week, also calls for doubling the estate tax exemption and will include key expensing provisions that farm groups sought to preserve and expand, lawmakers said. They said the agreement also would allow deduction of state and local taxes, including income and property taxes, up to $10,000, a concession to lawmakers in high-tax states that could also benefit farmers. Senate Agriculture...
  • Jordanian pilot to passengers: 'We're now flying over Jerusalem, Palestine's capital'

    12/13/2017 10:24:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 12.13.17, 18:28 | Itay Blumenthal, Roi Kais
    Pilot Yousef Dajah widely praised in Jordan after he told his passengers that their Amman-NY flight path would take them over “Jerusalem, capital of Palestine”; “He knew there were many Americans on the flight, but he did it anyway,” says co-pilot.The pilot of a Royal Jordanian fight enjoyed praise in his country after he announced to passengers on the in-flight PA system that the plane was flying over “Jerusalem, the capital of Palestine” and along the Palestine Mediterranean coast. His announcement on flight RJ216 from Amman to NYC was greeted with enthusiastic applause by the passengers and a recording of...
  • Rep. Peter King: Bannon Looks Like A ‘Disheveled Drunk’

    12/13/2017 3:58:39 PM PST · by x1stcav · 74 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/13/17 | Amber Athey
    Republican Rep. Peter King called Steve Bannon a “disheveled drunk” who is “not the type of person” the Republicans need in politics during a Wednesday interview. On CNN, King responded to Doug Jones’ win in the Alabama Senate race by trashing Bannon, who campaigned heavily for Republican Roy Moore. “You know, I raised this not so much as a political issue but as a moral issue,” King explained. “This guy does not belong on the national stage–he looks like some disheveled drunk that wandered onto the political stage.”
  • Trump Pushes Ahead with Tax Cut Bill

    12/13/2017 1:50:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 13, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: We have a deal. It looks like we have a compromise here between the… (sigh) I’m not sure what I’ve been told is the right thing. The House and Senate are meeting on the tax bill, and if this is the conference committee…? Is that what’s been going…? (interruption) Okay, we have a deal in the conference committee. That’s a big deal. That means the House and Senate have agreed on one form of the bill. You know, the House passed their bill and the Senate passed theirs. And after that you have to go to conference between the...
  • CNN Reporter: Before The Dam Broke On Franken, The Silence From Democrats Was 'Remarkable'

    12/10/2017 1:26:28 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 09, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Well, the dam broke for Sen. Al Franken (D-MN). He’s going to leave. After eight women accused him of sexual misconduct, along with the resignation of Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) who also faced sexual harassment accusations, Democratic leadership decided it was time to clean house. It’s not a profile in courage. It’s not a come to Jesus moment. It’s all politics, which you already know. Franken is from a Democratic state with a Democratic governor. He was expendable and his exit allows Democrat to refocus their pressure on Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore. It still doesn’t erase the fact...
  • Democrats call on GOP to hold off on tax bill until Jones is seated in the Senate

    12/13/2017 2:53:01 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | Dec. 13, 2017 | Mike DeBonis, Ed O'Keefe and Robert Costa
    Democrats warned Wednesday that Republican plans to speed ahead with plans to revamp the nation’s tax code could spell more electoral trouble for President Trump and his party next year — especially with young people and suburban families. Just hours after Republicans suffered a humiliating defeat in a special U.S. Senate election in the GOP stronghold of Alabama, party leaders unveiled a compromise on a sweeping $1.5 trillion tax plan that will significantly lower corporate interest rates and slash taxes for upper-income households. But Democrats — now able to tout recent electoral victories in deep-blue New Jersey, swing state Virginia...
  • Schumer calls for GOP to delay tax bill after Alabama election

    12/13/2017 11:59:02 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/13/17 10:28 AM EST | Jordain Carney
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is demanding that Republicans delay a vote on their tax plan following Tuesday's special election in Alabama. "We Senate Democrats are calling on Mitch McConnell to hit pause on his tax bill and not hold a final vote until Doug Jones is sworn in to the Senate," he told reporters during a press conference on Wednesday. He added that "it would be wrong for Senate Republicans to jam through this tax bill without giving the newly elected senator from Alabama the opportunity to cast his vote." Democrat Doug Jones won the special election, defeating...
  • FBI officials said Clinton 'has to win' race to White House: NYT

    12/13/2017 10:25:36 AM PST · by simpson96 · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/12/2017 | Reuters Staff
    (Reuters) - Senior FBI officials who helped probe Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign told a colleague that Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had to win the race to the White House, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. Peter Strzok, a senior FBI agent, said Clinton “just has to win” in a text sent to FBI lawyer Lisa Page, the Times reported. The messages showed concern from Strzok and Page that a Trump presidency could politicize the FBI, the report said, citing texts turned over to Congress and obtained by the newspaper. Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz is investigating...